List of Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Malaysia

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Looking for a new manufacturing base for your latest clothing designs? While Malaysia is often overlooked as a manufacturing destination for textiles, the Southeast Asian country has a long history as a textiles manufacturing hub in the region.

In this guide, we list some of Malaysia’s leading textiles manufacturers, many of which are based in and around Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

Listed Manufacturers

  • K&Z Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.
  • Body Work Apparel Sdn Bhd
  • Lelitex
  • AG Apparel Industries Sdn. Bhd
  • Nyok Lan Group
  • Hing Fong Garments Sdn Bhd
  • Rightway Apparel
  • KH Group
  • Sherwood Protective Apparel Sdn Bhd
  • Lippotex
  • Whitex Garments Sdn Bhd
  • Classita (M) Sdn Bhd

Listed Products

  • Sportswear
  • Sleepwear
  • Knitwear
  • Men’s suits
  • Underwear
  • Lingerie & bras
  • Polo shirts
  • Babywear
  • T-shirts
  • Workwear
  • Fabrics
  • Seamless wear

What do I need to prepare before contacting any of the listed suppliers?

Clothing and textiles manufacturers rarely design their own products. Instead, they rely on you, the buyer, to provide a complete techpack:

  • Sewing patterns
  • Size chart
  • Bill of materials
  • Care label file
  • Logo files

As a small customer, you have to be an ‘easy customer’. Without a techpack, you shouldn’t expect a single reply from any of the suppliers in this list.

Can I expect lower prices compared to Chinese factories?

Malaysia has no advantage in terms of labor costs. Malaysian workers earn on average about as much as one in Mainland China.  Further, Malaysia is less self-sufficient when it comes to fabrics, zippers, velcro and other components – which are often actually imported from China or other countries in ASEAN.

As such, you should not expect any price cuts when sourcing clothing manufacturers in Malaysia. That said, the country still has a highly competitive clothing and textiles manufacturing base standing on its own merits.

Another benefit is that English is an official language in Malaysia, making it far easier to communicate with your suppliers.

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List of Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in the Philippines

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Looking for textiles manufacturers in the Philippines? In this article, we list everything from large contract manufacturers working with major brands, to small scale workshops ready to support small buyers making customized pieces.

Here are some of the clothing products the listed suppliers can manufacture for you:

  • Polo Shirts
  • Jerseys
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Skirts
  • Jackets
  • Knitwear
  • Women’s Dresses
  • Scarfs
  • Hats & Caps
  • Children’s wear
  • Swimwear
  • Workwear & Uniforms

We also compare them based on the following criteria:

  • Main products
  • Customers
  • Certification (e.g. ISO 9001)
  • Year of registration
  • Location

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List of Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Indonesia

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Looking for clothing manufacturers in Indonesia for your next design? While often overlooked as a textiles manufacturing country, Indonesia offers everything from major big brand contract manufacturers to Bali-based boutique print shops. In this guide, we list Indonesian clothing suppliers across the entire spectrum. Continue reading List of Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Indonesia

List of Clothing Manufacturers in Thailand: Top 11 Suppliers

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Thailand is often overlooked as a destination for textiles manufacturing. Yet, the kingdom offers one of Asia’s most developed manufacturing bases for clothing and textiles production. Unlike factories in most other Asian countries, some textiles manufacturers in Thailand offer relatively low volumes and value-added design and other related services.

Listed Manufacturers

  • Amarisas International Co., Ltd.
  • AUSTHAI Garment Co. Ltd
  • The Atelier Chiang Mai
  • VT Garment
  • Sugini
  • Studio 2524
  • Come Prima Fashion Garments Co. Ltd.
  • Your Own Logo
  • Supa International
  • Siam Clothing
  • Deepwear

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List of Gloves Manufacturers in China

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Looking for glove suppliers in Mainland China? In this article, we list factories located in Zhejiang, Hebei, Guangdong, and Fujian – covering everything from safety and sports gloves to knitted and leather gloves.

In addition, we also explain why it’s essential to create a comprehensive product specification, regardless of whether you intend to buy custom-designed (OEM) or private label (ODM) gloves.

What should I include in my product specification?

When I speak to our customers on the phone, I often say that a product is only as good as its specification. In a way, you only get what you specify in terms of design, quality, and materials – nothing more or less.

As such, it’s crucial to understand what defines the design and quality of your gloves.

This is what I suggest you to include in your product specification:

  • Design drawings
  • Sewing patterns
  • Size chart
  • Bill of materials (e.g. fabrics and buttons)
  • Logo files
  • Care label

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List of Caps and Hats Manufacturers in China

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Planning to import caps or other headwear from factories in China? In this article, we list cap and hat suppliers in Guangdong, Jiangsu and other provinces.

In addition, we also answer key questions about what to include in your techpack, common quality issues and minimum order quantities.

Where are most Cap factories located in China?

Most export-oriented cap and headwear suppliers are located in Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Guangdong. If you’re planning to visit suppliers in this industry you’re quite likely to find yourself in at least one of the following cities:

  • Guangzhou, Guangdong
  • Dongguan, Guangdong
  • Xiamen, Fujian
  • Quanzhou, Fujian
  • Zhenjiang, Jiangsu

What should I include in my techpack?

While most factories can present showrooms full of demo products they’ve made for other customers, they still expect you to provide a complete techpack. These files must be included:

  • Design drawing
  • Sewing pattern
  • Bill of materials (fabric, color codes, velcro, and other parts)
  • Care label
  • Logo / Embroidery files
  • Size chart

While it may seem like a shortcut to send over a reference sample to the factory, that’s rarely the case. We’ve dealt with many cases involving buyer’s that fail to provide clear product information to their factories – something that often results in severe quality issues. Continue reading List of Caps and Hats Manufacturers in China

Clothing Manufacturers in China: How to Find the Right Factory

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Looking to design your own T-shirt or launch your knitwear collection? Outsourcing to China, or other low-cost countries, may be your only option. In this article, I explain what you need to know when selecting a clothing manufacturer, substance regulations, material quality and managing the product development and production process.

Regardless of whether you’re an apparel startup looking to try out a new product line, or consider yourself the next Karl Lagerfeld, this article is packed with actionable advice for you. But first, I’ll explain why buying wholesale clothing from China is rarely an option.

Buying wholesale clothing from China?

The Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) of clothing and textile items is often 300 to 500 pcs, per design. That translates into a major investment, assuming you want to launch an entire collection.

Many importers assume that the solution to this is by skipping manufacturing and purchase off shelf clothing from wholesalers. Continue reading Clothing Manufacturers in China: How to Find the Right Factory

Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Bangladesh: Top 6 Factories

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Bangladesh functions as a garment manufacturing hub for many large European and Japanese brands. For smaller brands, Bangladesh is an increasingly attractive manufacturing alternative to China.

In this article, we list some of Bangladesh leading clothing and textiles factories. In addition, I also explain how you can find additional supplier lists using the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) databank.

List of Garment Factories in Bangladesh

Alhaj Textile Mills Ltd

Founded in 1962, Alhaj Textile Mills Ltd is one of the oldest cotton manufacturing companies in Bangladesh. Alhaj Jute Mills is an associate company of Alhaj Textile Mills which was established in 1967.

The company was established as a private limited company but was converted to a public limited company in 1983.

The Textile Mills manufacturing unit is located in Ishurdi Pabna. It has a total of 20,160 spindles and 800 rotor head. Alhaj Jute Mills is located in Sharisabari Jamalpur. It employs 1600 workers and 200 officers and has a production capacity of 20 tons per day.

Alhaj textile Mills has a diverse product range which includes:

  • Viz. Cotton
  • Polyester Spun
  • Poly Viscose Blend
  • Poly Cotton Blend
  • 100% Viscose Blend

Currently, Alhaj textile Mills mainly exports to the South American market. This includes Perú, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Argentina and other small countries in this region.

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Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Cambodia: Top 5 Suppliers

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Compared to other export nations in the region, Cambodia is a fairly small player in terms of population. However, the country is a major player in the textiles industry, which makes up 80% of Cambodia’s total exports.

In this article, we list some of Cambodia’s leading garment manufacturers and point you in the right direction to find alternative suppliers.

Cambodia Garment Industry Overview

A large number of Cambodia’s garment manufacturers are owned and operated by foreign companies. Many of which are from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan – but there are quite a few European players as well.

Further, Cambodian garment factories procure large quantities of fabrics and other components (e.g., velcro, zippers and buttons) from suppliers in Mainland China.

It’s also important to mention that some garment suppliers have been subject to criticism over extremely low wages, and poor facilities. That said, a few bad suppliers should not be allowed to tarnish the reputation of the entire textiles industry in Cambodia – as it provides desperately needed jobs and access to capital. Continue reading Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Cambodia: Top 5 Suppliers

Silk Suppliers in China: A Complete Guide

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About to import silk scarves, fabric rolls or other silk products from China? In this article, we list some of China’s established silk producers and trading companies, based in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shanghai.

We also explain what all Silk importers must know about chemical regulations, silk labeling requirements and minimum order quantity.

Production Clusters in Mainland China

Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, in eastern China, are the traditional production clusters for silk. Today, suppliers are not entirely concentrated to Zhejiang and Jiangsu.

However, as you can see in this supplier list, companies based in this region are still among the top silk exporters.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that their silk is exclusively produced there. In fact, many Silk suppliers are trading companies, buying raw materials from local producers in various provinces.

Also notice that many Silk suppliers are not apparel makers. They supply silk fabrics, but you may need to work with another factory to produce the final goods. Continue reading Silk Suppliers in China: A Complete Guide